So much for a lengthy punishment!

MSNBC Countdown host Keith Olbermann will be back in the anchor’s chair on Tuesday night just days after the politico was placed on indefinite suspension (without pay, so there) for making donations to Democratic political campaigns ahead of last week’s midterm elections.

The outspoken liberal was benched Friday, shortly after MSNBC president Phil Griffin learned the Olbermann, 51, had violated network protocal and made donations of $2,400 each to the campaigns of Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords and Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway, who lost in Tuesday’s election to Republican Rand Paul.

After a weekend of Keith-free broadcasting, Griffin is changing his tune.

“After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.”

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